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October 18, 2019

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Workplace Wellbeing Show

Workplace Wellbeing Show Connect 2021 & virtual Conference

Workplace Wellbeing Show 2021 consists of a high level virtual Conference, from 1-3 June, and a month-long virtual event, from 1-30 June 2021. Mind continues to be the event’s official charity partner.

Workplace Wellbeing ShowThe Workplace Wellbeing Show takes place alongside Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show. Supporting wellbeing in the workplace is now unequivocally recognised as essential for businesses to progress, and a key issue for companies who want to provide support for staff, retain talent, and make their workplace more productive. Workplace wellbeing is increasingly included in strategy and financial forecasting.

Workplace Wellbeing Show announces Mind as official Charity Partner

Mind new logoMind is the ideal partner for Workplace Wellbeing Show owing to the significant shared values between the charity and the event, including a desire to promote wellbeing best practice and level the playing field for mental health. Workplace Wellbeing Show, which hosts a full programme of seminars and presentations, will work with Mind to broaden its reach and impact for professionals, including HR leaders who wish to foster better wellbeing in the workplace.

Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes at Mind, said: “We are delighted to be the Charity Partner for the Workplace Wellbeing Show. Poor mental health is now the number one reason for staff absence so it is vital organisations make the wellbeing of their staff a priority. Smart workplaces are recognising the value of prioritising workplace wellbeing, and as a result, seeing happier, more engaged and productive staff who are less likely to need to take time off sick.”

Call for Papers for speakers is now open. Click here to apply to speak at Workplace Wellbeing Show.

Listen to SHP’s podcast: ‘What is it about burnout that makes us susceptible?

The virtual conference: Workplace Wellbeing Conference 2021

The Workplace Wellbeing Conference takes place online from 1 – 3 June. It will feature in-depth content for anyone involved in leading wellbeing initiatives within their organisation, and will also guide anyone looking to support their own wellbeing or the wellbeing of the people they work.

The conference will bring together 40 expert speakers from a wide range of backgrounds. Their mix of professional achievements, lived experience and inspirational stories will help you deliver effective wellbeing initiatives and will help you support colleagues, and perhaps yourself. You can expect some healthy debate on the subject, too, as our virtual event platform will enable a truly interactive experience for delegates and speakers alike.

Speakers include former No. 10 director of communications and strategy Alastair Campbell; astronaut Major Tim Peake; Mind CEO Paul Farmer; Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams; award-winning campaigner Tom Dunning; HSE Principal Human Factors Specialist Phoebe Smith; and many more.

Click here to see the full Workplace Wellbeing Conference agenda.

Click here to buy a ticket for the Workplace Wellbeing virtul Conference.

Workplace Wellbeing Theatre

The ‘Workplace Wellbeing Theatre’ highlights new methods for improving mental health in the workplace. It hosts speakers and panel debates discussing key ideas and developments within wellbeing. There is also a ‘Healthy Eating Café’, which stresses the importance of diet, and the ‘Wellness Wall’, where experts from IWFM will share their big ideas for tackling wellbeing challenges.

The Workplace Wellbeing Theatre hosts a range of fascinating and informative sessions and panel discussions on key aspects of workplace wellbeing, including ‘Mental Health and the Law’, ‘The Wellbeing Professional of the Future’, ‘Tackling Fatigue in Your Organisation’ and ‘Nutrition as Part of a Health and Wellbeing Offer.’

Ahead of the 2019 event, Brand Director Chris Edwards spoke to SHP…

2019 seminar highlights included:

Supporting employee mental health: Mind’s advice following the Thriving at Work review, Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes, Mind.

Laing O’Rourke’s 5-year journey to improve health and wellbeing – lessons learnt and ideas that could be replicated in other workplaces, Silvana Martin, Health and Wellbeing Leader, Laing O’Rourke.

Where is the mental health agenda headed in 2019? Panel debate.

Being part of the ‘sandwich generation’, with both younger and older people to look after, and its impact on your health and wellbeing, Karen McDonnell, Occupational Health and Safety Policy Advisor, RoSPA.

Nutrition as part of a health and wellbeing offer, Catherine Attfield, Head of Nutrition and Wellbeing, Artizian and Co-Founder, Nutrition Bites.

Wellbeing at work – differences in what ‘snowflakes’ and ‘baby boomers’ expect from their employers, and the benefits of wellbeing for recruitment and retention, Nichola Ebbern, Associate Director, Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure.

Tackling fatigue in your organisation, Marcus de Guingand, Managing Director, Third Pillar of Health.

How your job impacts your wellbeing, panel debate.

Mental health and the law, Heather Beach, Director, The Healthy Work Company.

The wellbeing professional of the future, panel debate.

These features aimed to encourage health and safety professionals to adopt a strategy that embraces new, innovative methods to care for both the physical and mental health of their colleagues. The timetable for next year will be released in early 2020.

Click here to keep up-to-date with information on the 2020 Workplace Wellbeing Show.

A guide to home working

Many businesses have begun to embrace the idea of flexible working and working from home and, in the current climate, more and more of us may find ourselves plunged into doing so for longer than the one to two days a week, which employers and employees adapt to fairly easily.

Invisible disabilities in the workplace

Nichola Ebbern shares her personal experience of invisible disabilities in the workplace and provides advice for how employers can support them.

Alastair Campbell on workplace mental ill-health

In episode 12 of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from former 10 Downing Street Director of Communications, Alastair Campbell, about the stigma around mental health in the workplace and tips for employers and those suffering with mental ill health. Also, we have a candid interview about suffering from burnout.

‘One of the key things that we can do to support education staff, is to prioritise their mental health and wellbeing, alongside the mental health of children and young people’

SHP speaks to Faye McGuiness, Director of Programmes at Education Support, about how the pandemic has affected the health and wellbeing of the education sector and what more can be done to support people who work and are involved in education.

‘We cannot underestimate the impact that the pandemic has had on the nation’s mental health’

Ahead of Workplace Wellbeing Show Connect 2021, SHP speaks to Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind, about the work the charity has been doing during the pandemic.

Getting your message heard and increasing your visibility

SHP talks to Karen McDonnell, Policy Advisor at RoSPA, who outlines some steps to take to make sure your wellbeing message reaches your audience for maximum impact.

Getting better at listening

Being a good listener can be very hard for humans. We are hard wired to want to categorise, to solve, to judge, to relate to our own experience. When presented with a problem we just want to help.

An audience with Amy Williams: coming this June

Amy will be giving an inspirational keynote presentation at the virtual Workplace Wellbeing Conference on Wednesday 2 June. In her speech, Amy will share her take on wellbeing.

What does ISO 45003 mean for organisations?

SHP speaks to Jonathan Gawthrop, Executive Director, Wellbeing, Sustainability & Assurance, EMCOR Group Ltd.

An audience with Major Tim Peake: coming this June

Tim will be giving an inspirational keynote presentation at the virtual Workplace Wellbeing Conference on Thursday 3 June. During the session, he will be touching on how he mentally prepared for a trip to space and his thoughts and tips on managing stress in stressful situations.

The Safety Conversation Podcast: Listen now!

The Safety Conversation with SHP (previously the Safety and Health Podcast) aims to bring you the latest news, insights and legislation updates in the form of interviews, discussions and panel debates from leading figures within the profession.

Find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts, subscribe and join the conversation today!

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